foodie fridays: individual dark chocolate skillet cookies with nutella & strawberry pop rocks

individual dark chocolate skillet cookies with nutella & strawberry pop rocks

Currently, my Valentine is away.

Far across the ocean and miles away from any red heart-shaped box full of candy.

What’s a girl to do?

Come to think of it, this may be our first Valentine’s Day apart in the whole 82 years we’ve been together. Mr. B and I tend to not go balls-to-the-wall-out when it comes to celebrating this holiday. We generally veg out in our college alma mater pj’s, order or make pizza, sip red wine, and if the stars align that year, cards are exchanged.

But something is different about this Valentine’s Day in particular. I feel out numbered. With Mr.B in a totally different area code, I am powerless against the marketing guru of Russell Stovers, over-sized teddy bears, and long stem roses. They.are.everywhere!


So, to combat the need for tubs of ice cream, crying uncontrollably during chick-flicks, and wanting to buy 97 cats, I have armed myself with these dark chocolate skillet cookies with Nutella & strawberry Pop Rocks. Who needs covered chocolates, when you can have a perfectly potent cookie? Who needs creepy over-sized teddy bears, when Nutella’s got your back? And who needs roses, when you can have flavored strawberry candy dancing in your mouth?

My Valentine may be away, but I’d bake him these cookies any day.


Send help, babe!

individual dark chocolate skillet cookies with nutella & strawberry pop rocks

Individual Dark Chocolate Skillet Cookies with Nutella & Strawberry Pop Rocks

Yield: Makes 2 six-inch cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips
Strawberry Pop Rocks


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixer fitted with a paddles attachment, beat butter and sugar together. Add the egg, vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, and salt. Gently combine. Fold in the chocolate chips. Press dough into two six-inch mini skillets. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool. Spread Nutella over top of cook and sprinkle Pop Rocks on top!

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29 Responses to “foodie fridays: individual dark chocolate skillet cookies with nutella & strawberry pop rocks”

  1. #
    DessertForTwo — February 14, 2014 at 15:11

    You’re a genius! Pop rocks!!

    I’m sorry hubby is gone. Nutella is your new hubby :)

    • Lauren replied: — February 14th, 2014 @ 15:22

      Thank you, my dear!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  2. #
    katie — February 14, 2014 at 15:43

    Awe I’m sad you don’t have your hubby next to you this Valentine’s day… hopefully he will make it up to you. We don’t do anything crazy either, but this year I insisted we go out since this is our last child-free Valentine’s day EVER! lol… I think I need to make these individual skillet cookies this weekend :)

    • Lauren replied: — February 14th, 2014 @ 17:49

      Yay!!! So excited for you guys!!! Thanks, Katie!

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    cassie — February 14, 2014 at 16:17

    I think we are vegging pj-homemade-pizza-red-wine style tonight too. And hopefully there will be skillet cookies involved!

    • Lauren replied: — February 14th, 2014 @ 17:50

      Thanks, Cassie! Happy Valentines Day!

  4. #
    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — February 14, 2014 at 17:20

    Lol, for some reason, I haven’t been seeing any Valentine’s Day products out there (maybe because I’m turning into a hermit in my old age and never leave the house). I’m sorry Mr. B’s far away but my Gawd, these skillet cookies! I wouldn’t want anyone around to see me shoveling this decadent, gooey goodness into my mouth by the handful. And damn, pop rocks. Brilliant!

    • Lauren replied: — February 14th, 2014 @ 17:50

      Thanks, Nancy! Have a great weekend!

  5. #
    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — February 14, 2014 at 18:16

    I love the healthy slathering of nutella!

    • Lauren replied: — February 14th, 2014 @ 18:22

      Me too! Very appropriate for Valentines Day! Thanks, Laura!

  6. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — February 14, 2014 at 19:13

    You totally could have flown down to Lubbock and been our third wheel for tonights dinner. Shaun wouldn’t have minded at all. ;)

    • Lauren replied: — February 15th, 2014 @ 00:16

      You are so sweet!! One of these days I will make it down to Lubbock:)

  7. #
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — February 15, 2014 at 00:26

    Pass me a spoon!

  8. #
    Liz — February 15, 2014 at 01:27

    I’m sorry you’re missing your Valentine tonight! But these cookies must give you some solace…they look amazing! And the Pop Rocks garnish is genius!

  9. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — February 15, 2014 at 02:02

    I’ll be your Valentine :) You bring this… I’ll bring wine!

  10. #
    Paula – bell’alimento — February 15, 2014 at 02:30

    Dang girl! Just wow! This is calling my name!

  11. #
    Tieghan — February 15, 2014 at 03:53

    Umm…. Pop rocks!! SO dang fun! This is genius, you are genius!!

    Sorry Mr. B is away, but hey more cookie for you! :)

  12. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 15, 2014 at 04:45

    Nutella is the perfect hubby substitute!

  13. #
    Ashley — February 15, 2014 at 15:45

    Oh my goodness! This is so cute and fun and I LOVE individual desserts!

  14. #
    Joanne — February 16, 2014 at 14:21

    On the plus side – you get one of these babies ALL TO YOURSELF. I’d say that’s pretty awesome.

    And I always cuddle with nutella when the.boy isn’t home. It’s a pretty good substitute.

  15. #
    Kathryn — February 16, 2014 at 18:14

    I’m sorry you had a solo-Valentine’s Day – I hope you and Mr B are planning to celebrate when he gets back! Love the pop rocks on top of these; that splash of pink is the best.

  16. #
    susie — February 16, 2014 at 23:18

    As sad as it was/is this has to be one of funniest posts you have made!! Congrats on making lemonade out of lemons.. We love you.. did you eat the whole heart of candy we sent? Squeezes.. Susie

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 17, 2014 at 02:45

    Funny you should mention pjs. Squirrel (my hubs) and I stayed in and chowed down on a pan of enchiladas while watching movies. This cookie skillet could cure just about anything. Pinned.

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — February 17, 2014 at 03:41

    Oh… so sad that your valentine was gone but at least you can comfort in this skillet cookie. Loving the nutella on top, and the pop rocks are so fun. Totally would have never thought of that. :)

  19. #
    ATasteOfMadness — February 17, 2014 at 21:18

    I can’t believe I have never baked with pop rocks! What a genius idea!

  20. #
    Amanda — February 18, 2014 at 14:55

    I need this in my life right now!

    • Lauren replied: — February 18th, 2014 @ 14:57

      Thank you, Amanda!

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